Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here are a few team photos from Fall 2014.

U14 Girls Classic

U12 Boys Classic

U10 Academy

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Coaches' Training Available

Have you considered coaching a youth team for Macon County Soccer Club? We are always in need of volunteers to help out! We've arranged training through the NCYSA for our coaches, to take place March 7th next year at the Community Building.

There are two courses: Youth I, which covers U5 and U6, and Youth II, which covers the older ages. We will also host an initial orientation day to assist you transition from enthusiastic parent to outstanding coach!

If you're interested in coaching, or merely interested in finding out more information, leave a note on our contact page and we'll be happy to discuss it with you.

Friday, November 21, 2014

This Saturday: WNC United tryouts for U16 AND U18

Saturday's WNC United tryout has been extended to include U16 as well as U18 divisions. The tryout will be held Saturday, November 23 at noon, at the Industrial Park Fields in Franklin. Please have a copy of your birth certificate and a $50 deposit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Supplemental Tryout on Saturday for WNC United U18 Classic!

WNC United U18 classic team will be holding a supplemental tryout on Saturday, November 23 at noon. This try out will take place at the industrial park fields in Macon County. Please have a copy of your birth certificate and $50 deposit.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Macon County Soccer Club Rec Select Program

Over the past two seasons, our club has been working to expand training and play opportunities for younger players. We started our Academy program in August, for U9/U10 players, and had a successful first season. For the coming spring season, we will add a new program, Rec Select, for U8/U9 players born before August 2007. This is a low-cost program for Rec League players who aspire to improve their soccer skills, with the possibility to move up to the Academy program in the future.

The Rec Select program is for players who will register in the Recreation League in the upcoming spring season. The players will attend an extra training session every week or two, and be invited to play in two to four home/away games against clubs from neighboring counties. Games will follow the U10 6v6 format.

We will hold an evaluation day for players on Saturday, November 15th at 12:30pm. Parents will be asked to sign a letter of interest for the program, be invited to attend additional training days to be held on Saturday or Sunday in the coming months, then register in the spring along with Rec registration. The program cost will be around 1/3 the cost of Rec Registration.

Send an email for more information, or come down to the field on evaluation day to see if the program is the right fit for you and your player.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This Friday: Western Carolina University hosts Youth Soccer Night

Western Carolina University is hosting Youth Soccer Night on Friday, October 17th at 7pm, for their home game against UNC Greensboro. Admission is free for everyone and players are encouraged to wear their team jerseys! All kids will receive a free WCU soccer poster, and can meet the players after the game for autographs.

The WCU Athletic Department has also invited players from our club to scrimmage during halftime. If you are interested, speak to your coach or message us with the contact page on this site.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WNC United Classic and Challenge Soccer Try-outs to be Held November 8th and 9th

Local clubs from Cherokee, Clay, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties in North Carolina, and Rabun County in Georgia, have partnered to bring together the best soccer players in the Western North Carolina and Northern Georgia Mountain Region.Teams participating in the Classic League travel to and host some of the top soccer clubs in the state. It's the perfect league for players who aspire to play in Middle School, High School and College.

Two try-outs sessions will be held for positions on teams in the U11/12 Girls and Boys, and U13-U18 Boys Classic teams for the Spring 2015 season. The first try-out takes place on Saturday, November 8th from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the Swain County Recreation Park. The second try-out will be held on Sunday, November 9th from 2:30 - 4:30pm at the Macon County Industrial Park Soccer Fields. Players may attend one or both days.

For more information, click the PDF image, or contact Matt Kolodzik at 828-713-2664 (Macon County, Rabun County), Jonathan Parsons at 828-399-9614 (Jackson County), Scott Cline at 828-736-0455 (Swain County) or Roddy Alt at 828-361-9662 (Cherokee/Clay County).

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, 10/7 - Today's Practices are on!

The weather forecast has improved a bit since noon, so we will go forward with practices today. There may be a brief shower, but the day promises to be rain-free after 5pm. Watch for thunder and lightning while at the field today; vacate the playing field in case of thunder, and wait 30 minutes before returning.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

U8 schedules and tournament scheduling for U8/10/13 teams

The U8 schedules for next week are up on the web site. This Saturday will be the last weekend before the tournament games begin. You can check the schedule page each week to find out the game time for the following week. Schedules will be posted online on Sunday evenings. The schedules from here on out are based on standings, and results in the tournament.

For this Saturday, the U8 schedules are arranged by team rank in the standings; however there was a change to avoid repeating a game from yesterday's Group A vs. Group B matches.

For U10 and U13 teams, check the schedules after next week's matches for game times.

Good luck in the tournament!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September is NC Youth Soccer Positive Cheer Month!

Six Guidelines for Soccer Parents:

1. Cheer
2. Relax and Let Them Play
3. Yelling Directions = Distraction
4. Remember, They Are Your Kids
5. Have Reasonable Expectations
6. Meet with the Coaches.

Sideline Behavior:
  • Children want cheerleaders to applaud their success, not adults yelling instructions. Think of the soccer field as a playground and not as a sports venue.
  • What’s appropriate at a sport stadium with adult athletes is NOT appropriate for young children at play.
  • Focus on the process of playing and not the outcome.
Good Questions on the Way Home:
  • Did you have fun today?
  • What did you think you did well today?
  • Did you learn any new moves?
  • Did you make new friends today?

FIFA (The worlds governing body for soccer) Parents' code

  • Remember that children play football for their own enjoyment, not for that of their parents.
  • Encourage rather than force or oblige.
  • Encourage children to always respect the rules of the game.
  • Never reprimand a child for a technical error or for losing a match.
  • Remember that children learn from example.
  • Encourage both teams.
  • Congratulate both teams irrespective of the result of the match.
  • Help to eradicate all physical and verbal abuse from football.
  • Respect the decisions of the coaches and referees and teach the children to do the same thing.
  • Support, encourage and help volunteers, coaches, organisers and officials in their work. Without them, the children would not have the opportunity to play football.
  • Ensure fair play in all circumstances.